This Pumpkin Spice Biscotti has all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a delicious cookie that you can dip in coffee!
These fall biscotti would be great to take to a Halloween party or bring a tin with you for Thanksgiving!
The official first day of fall has happened, so I feel safe posting some fall recipes, specifically pumpkin recipes. When to start posting pumpkin recipes is kind of a tricky thing.
You start too early and you have people glaring at you from behind their pile of just harvested tomatoes and zucchini, you start too late and people have moved on to Christmas baking. Like in retail, the whole holiday season in food blog land is a tricky path to follow.
But this is such a yummy pumpkin cookie recipe that you need to see it now!
This recipe calls for macadamia nuts. Sometimes they can be tricky to find, so I have successfully substituted almonds, which are much easier to find.
Canned pumpkin - you only need ½ cup, so you will be pleased to know that pumpkin puree freezes beautifully! I like to portion out another ½ cup so that I can make these again. I also freeze it in ice cube trays, to stir into oatmeal.
Tips for Making Biscotti
I found this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Biscotti at Recipe Girl. The dough is very dry and crumbly. You may need to add a little more pumpkin puree. You don't want it super wet, but you do want it to be able to hold together.
She makes 4 1-inch logs and I chose to make 2 2-inch logs, which is what I usually do with biscotti. It's easier to shape if you wet your hands a bit and kind of pat and push it into shape.
Then I also added a white chocolate glaze - just melted some white chocolate and drizzled it over the top of the cooled biscotti. Because everything is better with a white chocolate drizzle, don't you agree?
This pumpkin biscotti has a really nice texture, crunchy, but not too much. Nice and crumbly and perfect when dipped in coffee. The flavor is not over-the-top pumpkin. It's just a lovely small hint of fall with it's light pumpkin spice flavor..
This is perfect for Halloween treats or even for Thanksgiving! We have family members dropping in all day long on Thanksgiving and these are perfect, they can even take some home with them!
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Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
- 2 Tablespoons salted butter
- 1 ¼ cups macadamia nuts coarsely chopped
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips for drizzling, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or use parchment paper.
- Spread the nuts out on the cookie sheet and roast for 10 minutes or until browned. Remove and allow to cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice; stir well to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla, stirring well with a wire whisk.
- Slowly stir the wet pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients. The dough will be very crumbly. Keep working at it, if it needs it add about a tablespoon or less of extra pumpkin puree.
- Knead or gently stir the cooled nuts into the pumpkin pie biscotti dough. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and with floured hands shape into 2 2-inch by 15 inch logs. (I usually just shape mine on the parchment paper.)
- Bake for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Cut each log diagonally into ½-inch slices using a serrated knife. Place the slices back on the cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
- If desired, melt white chocolate chips either in a double boiler or in the microwave at 30 second intervals. When smooth, spoon into a condiment bottle and drizzle over the cooled biscotti. Let the chocolate firm up before storing in tins or airtight container.